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our story

We pride ourselves in creating a warm, caring and fun environment for the children who attend our club.

We have been providing professional childcare since 2004

Established in 2004, the 4-11s After Schools Club was created when the need for wrap around care in Ballyclare, out weighed provision in the area. Since then we have gone from strength to strength and we have doubled our facilities by building a new setting, alongside our existing building. This opened in September 2017.

Our ethos is to provide quality, professional childcare, in a loving, caring and safe environment. We have a unique, purpose built setting, where the staff enjoy spending time with your child. We believe that every child is unique, their welfare and development is our priority.

We believe that every child is unique, their welfare and development is our priority.

Each child is treated as an individual. Individuality is encouraged by providing a creative and adventurous environment in a fun filled setting.

All employees undergo rigorous police and health checks and have a variety of skills and expertise so you can ensure your children are safe and cared for at all times.

Staff are chosen with great care to ensure they are a positive role model in an environment where nurturing your child’s self esteem and self worth is the key to your child’s happiness at the club.

Child-Centred Care

Children are encouraged to explore their environment and choose their own activities in a supervised setting with clear boundaries.

Through a mix of child-led, guided and adult-led activities, they benefit from a comprehensive programme that provides many opportunities for interaction.
Children learn so much more through active participation and most importantly, they gain so much more enjoyment from this type of learning.

Our Afterschool Team

Our team of professional staff have a wealth of experience and are constantly monitoring best practice in care and education. They consistently strive to improve the quality of our programmes and to implement new and exciting initiatives. This proactive attitude has placed us at the forefront of childcare in Ballyclare for the past 18 years.

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Claire McConnell

Manager and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Manager
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Jo Preston

Assistant Manger and Designated Safeguarding Manger
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Nichola Surgeoner

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Emma Orr

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Jodie Flynn

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Lauren McClintock

Playworker and SENCO
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Winston Blair

Transport Manager
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Iris Cody

Accounts Manager